Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity

Synopsis

"Hasan-Rokem brings exciting new life to the rabbinic texts. She skillfully turns tales into windows where we can see the cultural world in which the narrators of the midrashic world lived. This stimulating work is sure to make rabbinic literature more accesible and relevant to a wider audience."--Charlotte Fonrobert, author of "Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender

"A meaningful contribution to feminist scholarship and studies of women in Jewish society of the Late Antiquities. Hasan-Rokem has succeeded in shifting our attention to women's narratives of Talmudic-Midrashic literature and the significance vested in them."--Dan Ben-Amos, Chair of the Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife at University of Pennsylvania